By Justin Sutton
Hawtin Buchanan struck out five in two innings of relief and blasted a solo homer to right field in the sixth to power the Biloxi Indians past the Gulfport Admirals 1-0 Monday at Joe Sam Owen Field in Gulfport.
Jordan Skog, Jordan Mata, Buchanan, and Derek Whitfield combined for a one-hit effort against the Admirals. Colton Caver picked up that hit with a lead off single off of Skog in the first.
Gulfport had bases loaded in the first but failed to score. Biloxi did the same in the fourth inning.
Cody Brown, Mata, Craig Wilson, and Ben Hurtado all singled for Biloxi.
Jonathan Holder drew the start for Gulfport, and he struck out seven and scattered three hits in four scoreless innings. Myles Gentry took the loss for the Admirals.
Buchanan (6-3) picked up the win for Biloxi. Whitfield worked a perfect seventh for his second save of the season.
Biloxi (19-6) will travel to St. Martin Friday at 1 p.m. before facing the winner of the Harrison Central/Jim Hill series at home on Friday, April 29th in the playoffs.
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